I like how that Purite Audio guy would be virtually murdered here. Certain kinds of money aren't worth taking. The DD 8C's controlled polar response is interesting. It would be nice to see how they perform with both speakers set up properly position in a treated or semi-treated room, not in the dealer's living room with the ATC 50 set up wide to the 8C. I don't disbelieve the more "detailed" nature of the 8C. Metal tweeter in horn vs. soft dome on a baffle. Different sound, audiophiles can be dumb. With DSP and Class D, the 8C will measure perfectly.